The Big Boo Cast, Episode 118

Since Melanie and I went to Chicago last weekend, this episode seemed like a great opportunity to recap our trip. We talk about our unforeseen hotel challenges, our night at Hamilton, and our many, many laughs at The Popcast Live. We also discuss college football at great length – and ponder the dynamics of sliding into someone’s social media comments with your team’s slogan.

Also, you will not be surprised to know that Melanie has a LOT of thoughts about Aggie football in general and Jimbo Fisher in particular.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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An update on the Chicago Hotel Workers strike

Regina Phalange

Hamilton (Melanie is now a fan!)

The Popcast Live

– When Melanie found out that A&M pulled within two points at the end of the Clemson game

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 117

Well, you will not be surprised to learn that we talk a great deal – A GREAT DEAL – about college football in this episode. There’s some accountability in terms of how one of us managed to go to Starkville this past weekend despite some seemingly overwhelming writing obligations, there’s all manner of optimism since the Aggies and the Bulldogs combined to score over 100 points in their first games, and then there’s the can’t-deny-it reality that the SEC West is NO JOKE in 2018.

We also discuss books and shows and our upcoming trip to Chicago. Which reminds me: we even tell you how to win two free tickets to The Popcast Live Show (this Saturday, September 8th), but HURRY – you have to leave a comment on our podcast Facebook page by 10AM central on Thursday, September 6th in order to be in the drawing. It would be so fun to see you in the Windy City!

Enjoy, y’all!

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– So much football. Maybe just use Google for that part.

– The new season of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix

– Making It with Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel
Pie Society on Netflix

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg on Garden & Gun’s Whole Hog Podcast (A DELIGHT, IT IS)

The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 116

As you (might) know, I’m working with a different computer these days, and somewhere in this new-to-me version of Garage Band (which is what I use to edit) I have changed myself to a setting that is likely called “DJ From The 1970s.” Melanie sounds quite normal, but I have an echo that will take you straight to the disco, and I have no idea how to fix it. I just know that it makes me sound like I recorded my part of the episode in a tiled bathroom. WELCOME TO EXCELLENCE, everyone.

Despite the reverb, though, we plow our way through some topics. We talk about the heat (what? you’re surprised?), we talk about SEC football, we talk about recent annoyances, and we delve into some strong feelings that we didn’t even know we had.

Please do enjoy.

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Sophie’s car on the way to senior retreat

Mississippi State players learning the fight song

10 things you might not know about Alabama Coach Nick Saban

Stonewall Kitchen Apple Grille Sauce

Spinach & Ricotta Bake

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 115

It’s been a couple of weeks, so Melanie and I play catch-up in this episode. We talk about a unique challenge I’m facing this weekend, the technological heartbreak of late last week, and why a pep talk from other writers is a very sweet thing indeed.

We also talk about the launch of Melanie’s new book, Fearless Faith, and discuss this fall’s fashion trends (or lack thereof). We also mourn the continued elusiveness of Melanie’s much-desired Sam Edelman Camellia boots, so we trust you’ll remember her in your prayers.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Fearless Faith – Melanie’s brand-new devotional book for girls

Universal Studios in Florida (one of Sophie’s favorite places on earth)

Hamilton Chicago

Erin Moon’s tabbed Hamilton spreadsheet

The Popcast Live in Chicago with Knox and Jamie (come see us!)

BP Brice Notched Bootie

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 114

Well, our good friend Travis Cottrell is back with us this week, and oh, do we have a fine time. However, since y’all know how we like to pride ourselves on technological excellence, you might as well be aware that apparently my microphone wasn’t completely plugged in for this episode. So be forewarned that I sound considerably more tin-ny than normal. DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, however, because Melanie and Travis managed to get their microphones connected and it all works out fine in the end.

On this episode we talk about our sleeping preferences (pillows, comforter weight, side of bed, etc.) and prove once and for all that Melanie and I are not low-maintenance individuals. Melanie also shares her surefire method for hacking hotel thermostats, and my enthusiasm for this bit of information probably reveals more about me than I’d like. We also answer more of your questions and cover a whole lot of conversational ground (you have never seen three people agonize more over their hypothetical guests to a hypothetical dinner party than we do).

Plus, Neil Diamond shows up. Please do enjoy.

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The Office

Peace Like A River

Friday Night Lights

The Great British Baking Show

Angela Cottrell’s Chocolate Gravy

Amy Grant’s Lead Me On

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

The Popcast Live Show in Chicago (we can’t wait!)

Closing Song 1

Closing Song 2

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– Schneider. You’re welcome.

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 113

Our good friend Travis Cottrell is with us on this episode, and we have ourselves a blast. We talk about workout needs of extroverts vs. introverts, we hear about Travis’ recent regional airline experience, and we answer a bunch of fun questions that people asked on Instagram.

Also, please excuse the many phone alerts / dings / beeps that occur in the first part of the episode. We didn’t get our phones under control before we started to record, so it takes a few minutes for all three of us to SILENCIO LOS TELEFONOS. We trust this is the level of professionalism to which you’ve grown accustomed.

Enjoy, y’all!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

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9 Round

Wunderlist app

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt

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CK One

Samsara

Angela Cottrell on Twitter

Angela Cottrell on Instagram

Jennifer Garner on Instagram

Our new Big Boo Cast t-shirts from Milk and Honey Tees! (and for the record, this shirt is CRAZY soft)

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